Learning Solutions 2022 Keynotes

Our refreshing lineup of keynote speakers will not only inspire you with incredible stories but will provide you with new ideas and tangible takeaways you can apply to your own work.

Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities

Phil Hansen
Multimedia Artist, Speaker, Author, Innovator

The phrase “Embrace the Shake” comes from artist Phil Hansen’s personal story of transformation. After developing a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand, Phil embraced his “shake” both physically and metaphorically by redefining his limitation as an impetus for creativity. Phil not only restored his artistic abilities; he became a much more innovative artist. During this powerful opening keynote, discover how embracing creativity within limitations will inspire you to start looking inside yourself for resources that can transform your challenges into opportunities for success. Break preconceived assumptions, activate your creative capacity, and find fresh, new ways of viewing L&D tasks. Read more >

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The Future of Work Is Here

Crystal Washington
Futurist, Technology Strategist, Author

Technological innovations, an evolving workforce, and a changing global marketplace were dramatically impacting the workplace before COVID-19 arrived. The pandemic disrupted the ways we connect, share, and learn, changing how we approach supporting the training and development needs of a hybrid workforce. In this inspiring keynote, technology strategist and futurist Crystal Washington shows learning professionals how to thrive in today’s uncertain times. We will discover unique ways to embrace technology trends, fortifying your future for the long run. Expect to uncover tips and tactics for riding the waves of change while avoiding wipeouts. Read more >

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Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil

David Dylan Thomas
Author, Design for Cognitive Bias

People’s minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually they’re harmless. Even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? In our closing keynote for Learning Solutions 2022, David Dylan Thomas will explore real-world examples to identify some particularly harmful biases that frequently lead people to make bad decisions. You’ll explore how to apply these insights into content strategy and design choices that can be used in the programs you build to redirect or eliminate the impact of those biases. We will also explore our own biases as designers, and learn some methods to prevent our own blind spots from hurting those we serve. Read more >

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